Anarchic mob lynched on-duty cops using lethal weapons: Home Ministry

KATHMANDU: The Home Ministry has stated that an uncontrolled and anarchic mob, demanding Tharuhat province, lynched on-duty security personnel using home-made lethal weapons on Monday.

Issuing a press statement this evening, the Ministry made it clear that four Nepal Police personnel including Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and two Armed Police Force personnel were killed by the mob when they were trying to shield the armed demonstrators who vandalised public property and intensified violent activities after breaching into the prohibited area.

The demonstrators were carrying batons, spears, sickles and guns, the Home Ministry stated.

Likewise, the Ministry further stated that three of the agitators were supposedly killed in the incident and its details are yet to be established.

Some people were reported to have injured in course of the clash and a helicopter of Nepal Army was immediately sent to Tikapur from Kathmandu for the rescue of injured, reads a press statement issued by Home Ministry's Spokesperson Laxmi Prasad Dhakal.

The local administration has declared a riot-hit area stretching from the Karnali River in the east, Nuwa VDC in the west, Patharaiya VDC in the north and Narayanpur VDC in the south.

Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Minister had told the House that Nepal Police and Armed Police Force personnel were fatally attacked by the protestors.

According to him, Head Constable Ram Bihari Chaudhary was burned alive, while SSP Laxman Neupane was fatally impaled with spear and two Inspectors — Bista and Bohara — and Constable Lokendra Chand were hacked to death using sharp weapons.

Ex-PM Nepal's house targeted

Likewise, the local administration has imposed curfew across the Gaur Municipality of Rautahat district to preempt violence and riots.

Protestors had pelted stones former Prime Minister Madhak Kumar Nepal's house in Gaur.

The cadres of the United Madhesi Morcha had vandalised the small and cottage industry office entering there in the guise of service seekers.

In Rukum, three demonstrators were injured and three were held by police in an incident of scuffle when the agitators attempted to enter the prohibited zone in district headquarters.

The Home Ministry has highly acknowledged the courage shown by the Nepal Police and Armed Police Force personnel who were killed in Kailali Tikapur and also expressed deep condolence on the grief-stricken family members.